The Berlin Wall Foundation was established as a foundation under public law by the legislation passed on September 17, 2008. The foundation encompasses the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, the Marienfelde Refugee Centre Museum and the Günter Litfin Memorial in the watchtower of the former GDR command post at Kieler Eck.
The purpose of the foundation is to document and provide information about the history of the Berlin Wall and the mass migration from the German Democratic Republic as a part of and contributory factor to German division and the East-West conflict. It also aims to preserve historical sites and authentic relics and to provide for a dignified commemoration of the victims of Communist tyranny.
In May 2018, the Berlin House of Representatives approved the transfer of responsibility for the East Side Gallery to the Berlin Wall Foundation. The Berlin Wall Foundation thus received the mandate to maintain the structural substance of the East Side Gallery memorial, to care for its public green space and to provide information about the historical remembrance site.
The Berlin Wall Foundation Team
Further contact persons and contacts for all locations
Many people are involved in shaping the East Side Gallery. Various actors, neighborhood institutions and local residents have already become cooperation partners or supporters of the East Side Gallery. Would you like to join us too? Do you have an idea for a joint project? Write us!
Tel.: +49 (0)30 213085-222
E-Mail: eastsidegallery [at] stiftung-berliner-mauer.de